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Lot 0248
**Originally Listed At $400**

Europe, purportedly Spain, ca. 18th century CE. A fascinating and unique piece, an iron agricultural tool in the form of a cross with downwardly curving lateral arms. Inscribed down the length of the lower arm is a name - either "J." or "T." and "Carcori" or "Carcort." Inscribed below that, at the very bottom, is a feather-like pattern above the letters "GAR." The construction of the piece is clear, with the lateral arms hammered into place over the long central bar. Its purpose is more elusive - like many farm implements from this time period, it was probably made by an enterprising farmer who had a specific task in mind. Size: 17" W x 27" H (43.2 cm x 68.6 cm); 32.75" H (83.2 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Omer Claiborne collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, acquired over the last 40 years

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Dark patina on surface. Iron is in nice condition with no crumbling. Name carved in surface is in fine condition and legible.

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18th C. European Iron Cross Agricultural Tool - Stamped

Estimate $600 - $900Feb 25, 2019